BY Piper Klemm
Georgy Maskrey-Segesman’s business is growing. In addition to Whitethorne LLC’s original location in Somis, CA, she is opening a second location in Aiken, SC.
“It’s always been a dream for me to expand to the East Coast, and I’m fortunate enough to do so now,” she tells The Plaid Horse. An active member of the Southern California equestrian community, Whitethorne has spent the last decade building up equitation classes. “I want to join in my new community and do whatever I can to be a positive influence,” she says of the expansion to South Carolina.
The American Tradition of Excellence Equitation Challenge, held each June in San Juan Capistrano, CA, was the brainchild of Maskrey-Segesman and brought to life by Blenheim Equisports. The 3’3” class on the Grand Prix field is a highlight in many riders’ calendars and draws around 100 entries annually. The innovative class offers judges’ feedback and seminars discussing the day from the judges, Tonya Johnston, Mental Skills Coach, and other featured speakers.
“I learned so much building equitation classes and top level sport in California and I look forward to helping bring that to Aiken, SC. “I believe young riders develop when given the opportunity to expand and challenge their skills and I look forward to being active in a new community.”
Whitethorne LLC is known for having a string of quality, safe, and lovely horses—most of which shine in the equitation ring. “My business has always been to give back. I always think about whether I would put my own child on a horse and I believe we can work together to make this sport available to as many people as possible,” she says.
Maskrey-Segesman looks forward to the upcoming move with her husband and 12-year-old daughter, Sophia Segesman, a top equestrian herself.
Visit whitethorne-llc.com for more information.